Undergraduate prospectus

Events Management, BA Hons

If you're a people person with excellent organisational skills, this course could be your first step towards a successful events management career.

Our events management degree is designed to help you understand how to design, finance, market and evaluate events.

Based in London, near to world-class event venues such as ExCeL London and The O2, the course offers modules in entrepreneurship and innovation, events marketing, and sponsorship and partnership, as well as event production. These will give you the skills and knowledge you need to create successful events. You'll also get the chance to volunteer or get work experience on live events.

Popular areas for events management careers include corporate events, festivals, cultural and music events, weddings and conferences, as well as hospitality, tourism, marketing and PR.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

N820 G BA/EMgt

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject that you can access with lower entry requirements.

Location

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

UK/international fees

What you should know about this course

  • Do you like organising, planning and meeting people? Like the buzz of working to a tight deadline?
  • Our degree will give you professional skills and confidence in organising events globally.
  • Our Hospitality, Events Management, and Tourism subjects are ranked No.1 in London for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2019).

Within the Business School of the University of Greenwich, on a daily basis we are given opportunities via e-mails from our tutors and our lecturers to enable us to access the industry.

- Daniel Hall, BA Hons Events Management

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers also contribute to seminar teaching with the latest research-led insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

Marketing, Events & Tourism

Come and visit us

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Come and see why Greenwich is the ideal university for you.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry!

We host events regularly, so there will be more opportunities to visit very soon.

Entry requirements

If you are

112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels. 

GCSE English language or literature and mathematics with a minimum of grade C or grade 4.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Access courses
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses, such as the International Baccalaureate.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject with lower entry requirements. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Average intake per year is 90-100. Lecture sizes are normally 30-240, and seminars/tutorials are 15-30. This varies by module, if shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, assessments, and field trips. Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

In addition, during the week you can also:

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Dates for 2019/2020 not yet available

2018-2019

  • Welcome week 17 September
  • Autumn term 24 September to 14 December
  • Spring term 14 January – 4 April
  • Summer term 6 May to 28 June

Attendance is required, according to the timetable, usually between the hours of 9am and 9pm. This varies depending on option choices and tutorial allocations.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
View fees

* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work placements are optional, and you are responsible for arranging your placement with support from the university.

Previous students have secured placement year at Disney, Incisive Media, Sandals Resorts International, CNN and Apple.

How long is my placement?

Work placements are 9-12 months of full-time paid work. You take this between the second and third years of study.

What are the financial arrangements?

UK placement annual salaries range between £13,000-£18,000 pro rata. Some charity/voluntary work organisations offer travel costs and lunch expenses in lieu of a full salary.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates from this degree have the skills required for events management careers in a variety of areas, such as corporate events, weddings, conferences, incentive travel or music, and sporting, local authority and community events. Other opportunities are available in the wider hospitality, tourism, marketing and PR industries.

Are internships available?

Internships are optional. Students must take internships for a minimum of six weeks full-time. Internships give you the opportunity to gain valuable employment experience and a Certificate in Professional Practice.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability Team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential. Services include:

- CV and cover letter checks
Careers fairs
- Interview tips 
- Overseas exchange 
- Internships 
- Mentoring

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We are ambitious for all our students and we want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access support to improve your study skills through your tutor, our subject librarians and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, support is available in academic English, for overseas students, and mathematics. If particular IT packages are required for a specific module, training will be provided in their use.

Support from the department

Our Greenwich Employability Passport Scheme helps your CV stand out to employers. It recognises your efforts in part-time work, volunteering, sports and societies during your studies.

Our i3Centre provides business start-up support, mentoring, workshops and competitions. Develop your business ideas by entering our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards innovation.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

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